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Computers, technology, and science are the topics featured here. Listen to weekly interviews with leading scientists and technologists in the Berkeley Groks collection; or explore issues related to the open source and digital commons movement in the Conference Proceedings collection.

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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
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Groks Science Radio Show is a weekly science radio program heard on radio stations across the country and also as a podcast. Each week, the hosts, Dr. Charles Lee, Dr. Frank Ling, Dr. Joanna Rowell and Forrest Gulden take an in-depth look at recent events in the world of science and technology, and examine the effects of recent discoveries on our daily lives. Each episode features an interview with a leading scientist, researcher, or industrialist discussing stimulating work in their field. The...
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A selection of speeches and lectures from tech-oriented conferences is featured here. Common themes are the future of the Digital Commons and Open Source products and services. This collection contains both audio and video files. The Internet Archive is indebted to O'Reilly & Associates for their permission to archive the ETCON 2004 and Digital Democracy 2004 recordings; the Zap Your PRAM 2003 conference organizers for uploading their recordings; the Wizards Of OS 3 organizers and...
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The Textfiles audio collection is a varied set of audio files collected by Jason Scott, curator of textfiles.com. These are recordings about and from the era of the domination of ASCII and Dial-up Bulletin Board Systems (roughly the 1970s through the 1990s, with examples far before and after that). textfiles.com was founded in 1998 to collect rapidly disappearing Bulletin Board System texts, especially those written in ASCII (the American Standard Code for Information Interchange). Over the...
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Physicists are constantly searching for 'elegant' theories that describe the universe. One such theory, string theory, has the potential to unify the disparate theories of quantum mechanics and general relativity. We discussed this theory with Prof. Brian Greene of Columbia University.
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Topics: Science, physics, string theory
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Dark matter and dark energy comprise most of the known universe. But, what are the constituents of dark matter and energy? On this program, Dr. Dan Hooper from Fermilab discussed the dark cosmos.
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Topics: science, dark matter, physics
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Textfiles BBS Audio
by Jason Scott
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"The Great Failure of Wikipedia": Presentation by Jason Scott at Notacon 3 in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, April 8, 2006. Covers the universally-editable encyclopedia-like site Wikipedia, architectural and procedural choices by co-founder Jimbo Wales and the often-unintended consequences of these choices and philosophy. Includes short overviews of the Brian Peppers Debacle, the Ashida Kim Controversy, and the fallacy of "Notability" and "Neutral Point of View" as...
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Topics: Wikipedia, Jason Scott, Notacon
Source: Jason Scott
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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While superstring theory dominates the landscape of unified field theories, alternative theories exist, such as twister theory. On this program, Sir Roger Penrose discussed the structure of the universe and quantum consciousness.
Topic: Science
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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In the year 1905, Albert Einstein published five papers that changed the face of modern physics and led to two Nobel Prizes, including one for Einstein himself. On this program, Prof. John Stachel discussed Einstein and the importance of each of these papers.
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Topics: Science, physics, relativity, Einstein
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Morality often is considered a largely sociological issue. However, recent advances in neurobiology are demonstrating that human brains are wired for morality. On this program, Prof. Marc Hauser from Harvard University discussed the biology of morality.
Topics: science, morality, biology
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The personal computing revolution is a relatively recent historical event, but one that is already open to historical interpretation. On this program, Andy Hertzfeld discussed his insider's look at the creation of the Macintosh, as portrayed in his book, Revolution in the Valley.
Topic: Science
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Space travel has typically relied on conventional high energy routes, known as Hohmann Transfers, to transfer their payloads. However, low energy routes do exist, and are currently being explored. On this program, Dr. Ed Belbruno from NASA discussed low energy space flight.
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Topics: science, NASA, space flight, Hohmann, low energy
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Economic models typically consider market activities as solely determined by monetary motives, but a true examination of economic forces must consider human values as drivers of market decisions. On this program, Nobel laureate Prof. Amartya Sen discussed inequalities in the marketplace.
Topic: Science
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Global warming is a larger threat than terrorism. So says this week's guest Sir David King, science advisor to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. On this program, he discussed the indicators of this worldwide threat and counters the skeptics of climate change.
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Topics: science, global warming
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The theory of evolution proposed by Charles Darwin has served as the basis for modern biological research. But, is evolution at odds with religious beliefs? On this program, Prof. Francisco Ayala from U.C. Irvine discussed Darwin and Religion.
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Topics: science, darwin, religion, evolution
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Crickets, cicadas, and katydids are the noise makers among the insects. But, how are their sounds distinguished from one another? On this program, Lang Elliot discussed the songs of insects.
Topics: science, insects
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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What is the appropriate market mechanism for moving away from a fossil fuel economy? On this program, Lester Brown from the Earth Policy Institute discussed how carbon taxes could better represent the true cost of energy.
Topics: science, sustainability, environment, carbon tax
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Evolution continues to be a contentious idea in modern society, especially in the United States, where it has spurred numerous legal battles over the right to teach the competing concept of Intelligent Design in public schools. On this program, Matthew Chapman discussed evolution vs. intelligent design in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Board of Education case.
Topics: science, evolution, intelligent design, kitzmiller, dover
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Continued developments in space exploration hold the promise for advancing human knowledge about the universe. But, how can humans reconcile these findings with their past beliefs. On this program, Prof. Albert Harrison discussed science, religion, and folklore in space exploration.
Topics: science, religion, folklore, starstruck
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Archaeological findings have generally focussed on the prehistoric activities of males, while neglecting those of females. However, recent archaeological findings are challenging this framework. On this program, Jake Page discussed these new archaeological findings.
Topics: science, archaeology
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Art and science are inexorably intertwined, with advances in one often inspiring advances in the other. Nowhere is this more evident than in the work of Leonardo da Vinci. On this program, Prof. Bulent Atalay discussed math and the Mona Lisa.
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Topics: science, math, art, mona lisa
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The life and times of mathematician John F. Nash Jr. have garnered a great deal of attention since the release of the popular movie, A Beautiful Mind, chronicled events in his life. This show featured an interview with Sylvia Nassar, the author of Nash's biography, who discussed Nash's struggles with math, schizophrenia, and the Nobel Prize.
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Topic: Science
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Traveling near the speed of light may soon be possible thanks to recent theoretical advances. On this program, Dr. Franklin Felber discussed the physics of near light-speed travel.
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Topics: science, speed of light, physics
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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While the incident that occurred in Roswell, NM is nearly 60 years old, theories and speculation remain as to what occurred. On this program, Donald Schmitt discussed investigations into the Roswell incident. Special note: this is the "Independence Day" episode. If you don't get the joke, search the IMDB.
Topics: science, roswell, UFO
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Music has powerful emotive and expressive qualities that transcend its description as a purely physical phenomenon. This is of course due to how the brain processes musical information. On this program, Prof. Daniel Levitin discussed the musical brain.
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Topics: science, music, neurobiology
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Mathematical puzzles usually are not associated with entertainment. However, the Rubik Cube continues to amaze, confound, and entertain. On this program, Tyson Mao discussed solving the Rubik Cube.
Topics: science, rubik cube
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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As computers have become increasingly ubiquitous, so too has computer malware. How can we protect our computers from this onslaught of viruses, worms, and Trojan horses? On this program, David Perry discussed effective solutions to combat computer malware.
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Topics: science, computers, malware
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The Richter Scale is well known to anyone who has experienced an earthquake. But, many are unaware of the man who invented the scale. On this program, Dr. Susan Hough discussed the life and science of Dr. Charles Richter.
Topics: science, Richter, earthquakes, biography
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The brain is a fascinating and complex organ that often baffles and confuses those who own it. Sometimes, a manual might be helpful. On this program, Matthew MacDonald discussed the missing manual for the human brain.
Topics: science, neuroscience
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Lasers have multiple applications, from simple pointing devices to guiding missiles. On this program, Nobel Laureate Prof. Charles Townes discussed the development of the laser.
Topic: Science
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Mathematics is often regarded as highly abstract, yet many fundamental explanations about the natural world have come from seemingly arcane mathematical research. On this program, Prof. James Stein discussed how math explains the world.
Topics: science, mathematics
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The occurrence of preventable disease in the United States can be lowered by simple lifestyle changes. On this program, Dr. Raymond Francis discussed the project to end disease.
Topics: science, disease, prevention
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Since the launch of Sputnik in 1957, human space endeavors have rapidly evolved. On this program, Dr. Martin Collins discussed the history of the space age.
Topics: science, space, history
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Internet Governance
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On June 16, 2006, Professor Lawrence Lessig gave a talk at the Center for American Progress entitled "The Withering of the Net: How DC Pathologies are Undermining the Growth and Wealth of the Net." This talk was the second in a series of three. The first talk was Professor Yochai Benkler, the third featured Dave Farber and Vint Cerf. In just under 40 minutes, Lessig delivered a stunning performance, documenting his assertion that the Internet was created by Republicans and discussing...
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Topics: Hack Number 9, net neutrality, Republicans, Internet, Lessig
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Game theory is the field of study popularized by the depiction of John Nash in a Beautiful Mind. But, few may realize the relevance of game theory in everyday life. On this program, Dr. Len Fisher discussed the application of game theory to everyday situations.
Topics: science, game theory, mathematics, economics
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Nitric oxide is a ubiquitous molecule in the body that is involved in several important physiological processes. However, diseases may arise when the regulation of nitric oxide is disrupted. On this program, Prof. Martin Pall from Washington State University discussed the role of nitric oxide in disease.
Topics: science, nitric oxide
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Randomness is a fundamental part of natural physical phenomena. Yet, it is often unappreciated how these stochastic processes affect our daily lives. On this program, Dr. Leonard Mlodinow discussed the random walk.
Topics: science, probability, statistics
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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New year's resolutions will come and go, but with the right motivation they can be fully realized. On this program, former Heavyweight Boxing Champion, George Foreman, discussed how to meet fitness goals.
Topic: Science
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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One little hormone can make a big difference in the life of men, especially when those levels start to drop. On this program, Dr. Shafiq Qaadri joined us to discuss the testosterone factor.
Topics: science, men's health, testosterone
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Do I have a chance with them? Should I drink the milk at the back of the refrigerator? Solving everyday problems like these can be especially problematic without the proper tools. Luckily, math can provide the answer. On this program, Garth Sundem discussed mathematical solutions to everyday problems.
Topics: science, mathematics, everyday
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The invention of the telescope 400 years ago opened a window to the universe that continues to amaze. On this program, Dr. Geoff Andersen discussed the history and invention of the telescope.
Topics: science, telescope, astronomy
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Recent discoveries from the Mars and Titan landings have rekindled interest in the possibility of extraterrestrial life. On this program, Prof. David Grinspoon discussed these findings, astrobiology, and his book, Lonely Planets.
Topic: Science
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The recent debate over what defines a planet has been partially motivated by the discovery of a candidate tenth planet. On this program, Dr. Ken Croswell explained the rationale behind the ten planets.
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Topics: science, astronomy, tenth planet
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Heart disease and depression seem like unrelated ailments. However, new research is finding that the occurrence of one can result in the manifestation of the other. On this program, Dr. Lawson Wulsin discussed the link between heart disease and depression.
Topics: science, heart disease, depression
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Cancer is a disease that strikes fear by its mere mention. But, rapid advances in medical science are developing new treatments. On this program, Prof. David Nathan from Harvard MGH discussed new cancer therapies.
Topics: science, cancer, therapy
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The Constitution guarantees five fundamental freedoms, but a free culture requires openness amongst its citizens. On this program, Mitch Kapor discussed the Open Source movement as it pertains to software and other aspects of technology and life.
Topics: science, open source
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Collaboration in business is important for the development of ideas and products. Technological innovations are facillitating this process. On this program, Don Tapscott discussed Wikinomics, how mass collaboration is changing business.
Topics: science, wikinomics, economics, collaboration
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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How did the univere begin? How will it end? The answers to these questions have remained elusive, but for the first time in human history, there is hope that these mysteries of the universe can be uncovered. Noted author and particle physicist Dr. Simon Singh discusses these ageless questions.
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Drugs are a ubiquitous part of modern life. However, separating the facts from the myths about drug use can often be a challenge. On this program, Prof. Cynthia Kuhn discussed the science of drugs.
Topics: science, drugs
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Fermi National Accelerator Lab, better known as Fermilab, has been actively searching for the elusive Higgs Boson, the particle that may give mass to the Universe. However, the clock is ticking and their time may soon be up. On this program, Clayton Brown discussed the Atom Smashers.
Topics: science, fermilab, higgs boson, physics, particle physics
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The oceans are essential for human survival. The Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History seeks to educate the public about the importance of the oceans. On this program, Deborah Cramer discussed Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water, Our World.
Topics: science, ocean, environment, smithsonian
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Global warming is a scientific issue that is particularly sensitive to the political climate. On this program, Prof. Patrick J. Michaels from the University of Virginia discussed the politics of global warming.
Topic: Science
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Deep sea exploration was pioneered by two men, William Beebe and Otis Barton. The remarkable story of their journey into the abyss was discussed on this program with Brad Matsen.
Topic: Science
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The ability to rapidly adapt to the environment is a hallmark of most higher organisms. However, humans have created special challenges to surviving in the modern landscape. On this program, Laurence Gonzales discussed everyday survival.
Topics: science, sociology, environment
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The human brain is capable of remarkable tasks. But surprisingly, it is not optimally designed for solving most problems. On this program, Prof. Gary Marcus discussed how the brain is like a kluge.
Topics: science, kluge, evolution, neuroscience
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The neural mechanisms responsible for generating conscious states are slowly being revealed through scientific inquiry. On this program, Prof. Gerald Edelman joined us to discuss the scientific exploration of consciousness.
Topic: Science
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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How does the US stack up to others in energy efficiency? Arthur Rosenfeld joined us again to discuss some of the encouraging lessons in energy development around the world.
Topics: science, global warming, energy
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Observing birds in nature is a rapidly growing past time for many birding enthusiasts, which is especially rewarding when combined with a holistic approach. On this program, Ted Floyd discussed holistic birding.
Topics: science, birding, ethology
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Although love is often said to make the world go round, most might concede that sex is the real prime mover. On this program, Faye Flam discussed how the quest for sex has shaped the modern man.
Topics: science, evolution, sexuality
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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There are some facts that are common knowledge, but these frequently turn out to be completely wrong. When does common knowledge become general ignorance? On this program, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson from the BBC program, QI, will discuss the book of general ignorance.
Topics: science, common knowledge, ignorance
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Mathematics may appear to be constructed on absolute foundations derived from first principles. But, are mathematical tenets as absolute as they seem? On this program, Gaurav Suri discussed the philosophical implications of ambiguity in math.
Topics: science, math, ambiguity
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Although evolution has only recently led to the emergence of the human species, the capacities of the human brain may be unique in the animal kingdom. On this program, Prof. Michael Gazzaniga discussed the cognitive neuroscience of the human brain.
Topics: science, neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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While nothing can undo the devastation caused by the recent tsunami disaster in southeast asia, improvements in global monitoring of seismic activity may lessen the effects of future events. On this program, Prof. Jeffrey Park discussed seismographic monitoring.
Topic: Science
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Written language has evolved as a unique human trait for communicating ideas. But, how have human brains evolved to read and write? On this program, Prof. Maryanne Wolf discussed the evolution and development of the reading brain.
Topics: science, reading, neuroscience
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Preserving wildlife populations that are displaced or actively diminished by human activity remains essential for maintaining biodiversity. Nowhere is this more evident than in Africa, where many wildlife species are being driven to extinction by human activity. On this program, Paul Raffaele discussed wildlife preservation in Africa.
Topics: science, conservation, wildlife
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We spend roughly a third of our lives sleeping, and much of that time dreaming. But, the scientific nature and meaning of dreams remains elusive, and was the focus of this episodes discussion with Dr. Veronica Tonay.
Topic: Science
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Happiness is a state that most people try to achieve, but which often seems elusive. How can science inform our understanding of the pursuit of happiness? On this program, Prof. Ed Diener discussed the science of happiness.
Topics: science, happiness, psychology, cognitive neuroscience
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In the years since the famous experiment by Martin Fleischman and Stanley Pons, the field of cold fusion has had difficulty igniting the interest of the scientific community. However, recent advances are now sparking renewed promise and focus. On this program, Dr. Michael McKubre and Dr. Irving Dardik discussed the advances in cold fusion research.
Topics: science, physics, chemistry, electrochemistry, energy, cold fusion, deuterium, palladium, groks
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Darwin Day, celebrated on Feb. 12, marks the 200th birthday anniversary of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of his famed publication, On the Origin of Species. Yet, despite the overwhelming evidence supporting the modern evolutionary theory, controversy still abounds. On this program, Prof. Jerry Coyne from the University of Chicago discussed why evolution is true.
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Topics: science, evolution, darwin, natural selection, biology
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Alan Turing was a prominent figure in the development of the computer, and is well known for many important computing concepts, including the famous Turing Test. On this program Prof. David Leavitt discussed the life of Alan Turing.
Topics: science, computers, Turing
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From killer viruses to the infinite digits of pi, science is continually confronting the unknown. But, what science uncovers may be unsettling at times. On this program, Richard Preston discussed journeys to the edge of science in Panic in Level 4.
Topics: science, viruses, computers, genetics
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Attention Deficit Disorder is a condition that is thought to mainly affect children. However, more adults are being diagnosed with the condition. On this program, Dr. Lara Honos-Webb discussed the gift of adult ADD.
Topics: science, ADD, ADHD, psychology
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Science is often construed as being divorced from diplomatic considerations. Yet, scientists, due to their shared concerns, are uniquely poised to break political and national barriers. On this program, Cathy Campbell discussed the importance of science diplomacy.
Topics: science, diplomacy
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The discovery of the Peking Man fossils in China was a landmark discovery for archaeologists and anthropologists. On this program, Dr. Amir Aczel discussed the discovery of the fossils and the tale of one of the main investigators involved in the project, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
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Topics: science, anthropology, archaeology
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The progress of modern science owes much to the formulation of precise mathematical models of simple natural events. But, how do we accurately describe complex phenomena? On this program, Dr. Stephen Wolfram discussed intrinsic complexity in nature
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The exploration of Egypt and the middle east remained largely unknown to European scientists until 1798. At that time, a group of scientists, engineers, and artists began exploring the region under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte. On this program, Nina Burleigh discussed Napoleon, his scientists, and the exploration of Egypt.
Topics: science, Napoleon, Egyptology
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